The Wrong Way Round by Andy Sturgeon
Following Andy Sturgeon’s successful contribution to last year’s record breaking The Big Egg Hunt, the leading garden and landscape designer has been invited to create another unique egg design for the charity event.
Last year, Andy’s egg was one of the highest bidding designs, selling for £10,500.
Andy Sturgeon is one of the world’s leading landscape and garden designers. His designs are widely admired for their timeless architectural qualities, innovative planting and sculptural characteristics.
Both the Sunday Times and House & Garden Magazine have named Andy as one of the ‘Top 10 Garden Designers in the UK’. He has won over 30 international awards including six Gold medals and Best in Show at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower. He is a well respected journalist, broadcaster and author of three best selling books on plants and garden design.
Andy works on landscape developments worldwide. Current projects include luxury residential developments in Hong Kong, Portugal and Russia with large country gardens and innovative roof terraces closer to home.
Andy’s design The Wrong Way Round is a beautifully crafted 70cm tall egg covered in a textured bronze patina. Designed for use as an outdoor sculpture, the egg will evolve and change colour – from silver to bronze and finally to green - as the patina is weathered by time.
Andy explains: "An egg marks a new life, it is impermanent, fleeting and ethereal and is soon destroyed in the process of its very purpose. But this egg turns everything around: being encased in a bronze shell it has an enduring permanence and with this it becomes an ancient artefact, something that will last forever. The rich patina and tactile surface have the warmth and richness of newly cast bronze but as it is caressed by the hands of time and curiosity it will age and improve - the antithesis of a living egg."
Andy continues: "I am delighted to be part of this wonderful initiative again and to have the opportunity to raise vital funds for charity. I wanted to create an egg that had a sculptural quality so the piece could have a life in a garden beyond the exhibition. I think art and sculpture have a central place in contemporary gardens. They can add a real sense of character and drama to a space. The egg, which represents birth and life, was the perfect form for a sculpture that will change over time, as it is exposed to the elements."
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